Waldorf Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Waldorf Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Waldorf Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

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"A wonderful light Waldorf Salad with no mayo. The flavors of the apples, walnuts and raisins are so clean and fresh. It never fails to please."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Toss together the Red Delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, celery, raisins, and walnuts in a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the walnut oil, cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss the apples with the dressing to serve.
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  • To toast nuts:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until fragrant.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 21, 2006

This was surprisingly good despite my initial skepticism. A good quality walnut oil is a must. Don't substitute!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 08, 2010

It's wonderfully crunchy O.K. (especially since I used honey crisp apples) but nigh on to tasteless. It's back to a mixture of reduced fat mayo and sour cream for me.


35 Ratings

Sep 17, 2007

A nice crunchy side dish and great alternative to a mayo-based salad. I served this for a casual mid-September cook-out of hamburgers and hotdogs. Those that tried it really liked it. I used a medley of granny smith, braeburn, red delicious, and gala. I also used half dark raisins and half golden raisins. The best part for me is the toasted walnuts and walnut vinaigrette. AND, the salad stays good and crunchy as leftovers.

Nov 22, 2006

Oh, man! This is delicious. I tried it tonight to prepare for tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal and I ate the whole test batch. I used Gala apples in place of the Red Delicious and dried cranberries in place of the raisins. It is a perfect salad for a holiday meal. I can't wait to serve it to my guests tomorrow. The walnut oil really makes it special.

Dec 18, 2007

This sounded good and did not disappoint. A refreshing counterpoint to the usual gloppy, calorie-laden version. SunMaid has a product that is a trio of different raisins, and it was nice to have the variety. I only had Gala Apples and it still had a good flavor. Love the crunch! This will be a must for the holidays as it's a departure from heavyhanded side dishes. Also, great to serve for vegetarians or vegans.

Nov 05, 2007

Made with what was on hand: still excellent with Golden Delicious and no celery, substituting dried cranberries for raisins.

Feb 19, 2009

Great side dish--easy and yummy. I reduced the recipe to feed 3, 3 apples, 1 celery stalk, 1/4 c raisin and 1/4 c walnuts. I didn't have walnut oil, instead used 1 tbsp Canola oil and 1/2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar.

Nov 02, 2009

Perfect healthier alternative to the classic. Light, crisp and flavorful. I replaced one of each apple with a red and yellow pear.


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  • Calories
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 26.7 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 327 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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